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Malignant Mistletoe?

December 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Although our eastern American mistletoe does do harm to our urban trees and our timber industry, the fact that it can only grow on hardwoods spares our pine plantations, and its seeds must be...

Mistletoe Reproduction

December 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Our Eastern American mistletoe has the scientific name Phoradendron leucarpum. The first name comes from Greek words – phor meaning thief and dendron meaning tree – and it is parasitic -- taking...

Excerpt #2 from USC's Economic Outlook Conference

December 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference. Today's excerpt comes from Dr. Joey Von Nessen, research economist in the Division of Research at the Moore School of Business at USC in Columbia,...

At Christmastime, M & Ms Reigns as South Carolina's Favorite Candy

December 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Candystore.com keeps an eye on the candy tastes of America, producing an interactive map of each state's favorite candies at various seasons of the year. At Christmas, many states' favorite is candy canes, others prefer reindeer corn or Hershey Kisses. According to the...

Excerpt #1 from USC's Economic Outlook Conference

December 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Joey Von Nessen Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference. Today's excerpt comes from Dr. Joey Von Nessen, research economist in the Division of Research...

Mistletoe in Past Cultures

December 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Parasitic plants with the common name mistletoe occur almost worldwide and in many cultures were associated with myths and pagan religious rites. The Scottish anthropologist Sir James George...

High School Film Fest Coming to SC

December 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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The budding young filmmakers in our state can hone their skills at home and at school through various projects, but how do they really know how good they are and if they’re learning the right things? Our next guest believes that a statewide film festival for high school...

Retirement Income Strategies

December 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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For those of you who have been retiring over the past several years, finding a way to squeeze some decent income out of your retirement nest egg has probably been a challenge. And now, maybe even more so with interest rates still low and a stock market that is seeing...

Mistletoe: a Holiday History

December 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . While filming at Historic Columbia recently, I learned that it wasn’t until the 1850’s that British and American Christians began seriously decorating their homes for Christmas. Queen Victoria’s...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

December 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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John Warner Credit Concepts to Companies A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Building Trust Between Sometimes Opposing Sides

December 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Most people would agree that promoting strong economic development and maintaining high quality of life are complementary efforts. Which is why our next guest believes that it’s very important to build trust between, for example, business and conservation relationships...

South Carolinians Enjoy Testing Their Knowledge with Trivia

December 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Trivia games have been popular at South Carolina bars and restaurants for years, and the taste for trivia shows no sign of slowing down. Nearly every night, teams of friends can be found competing for prizes by conjuring often-useless bits of little-known information from...

Preparing Disabled Students to Succeed After High School

December 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Tabitha Strickland

Tabitha Strickland Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio South Carolina has roughly 100,000 students with disabilities who are being assisted under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our next guest says that while the majority of these kids are able to...

Conservationists File a Lawsuit to Stop Seismic Blasting off our Coast

December 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
People gather at the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston to support a lawsuit to stop seismic air gun blasting on the coast.

It may have been cold outside the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston Tuesday morning, but the crowd was fired up about a newly filed lawsuit to stop what’s believed to be a precursor to drilling off our coast; seismic airgun blasting. The lawsuit claims the National...

Moore School Attracting Top Executives to International Board

December 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Jim Barber

Jim Barber Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio As more and more companies from around the world continue to open operations in our state, international business issues are receiving more priority from our state’s colleges and universities and from global executives such as...

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